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Swiss-German phrasebook

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Swiss-German phrasebook

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Swiss-German is is considerably different from German, especially as it happens in regards to those very phrases which a traveler needs: nicities, greetings, asking for stuff, getting directions, etc.

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

Basics

Hello (formal
Grüezi, Grüässech ( )
Hello. (informal
Moin, Hoi ( )
How are you? 
Wie geit's ( ?)
Fine, thank you. 
Guet, merci ( )
Thanks 
Merci ( )
What is your name? 
Wie heissisch ( ?)
My name is ______ . 
I heisse ______ . ( _____ .)
Nice to meet you. 
Fröit mi ( )
Please. 
Bitte ( )
Thank you. 
Merci ( )
You're welcome. 
Gärn gscheh ( )
Yes. 
Ja ( )
No. 
Nei ( )
Excuse me. (getting attention
Tschoudigung ( )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
Tuet mer Leid; Entschoudigung ( )
I'm sorry. 
Tuet mer Leid ( )
Goodbye 
Adie; Uf wiederluege ( )
Goodbye (informal
tschou ( )
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
I cha nid guet Schwitzertütsch [ ]. ( [ ])
Do you speak English? 
Redet'Der Änglisch? ( ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
Isch hie öpper, wo Änglisch redet? ( ?)
Help! 
Hiufe! ( !)
Look out! 
Pass uuf! ( !)
Good morning. 
Guete Morge. ( )
Good evening. 
Guete Aabe . ( )
Good night. 
Guet Nacht. ( )
Good night (to sleep
Guet Nacht. ( )
I don't understand. 
I verstaa nid. ( )
Where is the toilet? 
Wo isch d'Tualettä ? ( ?)

Problems

Numbers

Time

Clock time

Duration

Days

Months

Writing time and date

Colors

Transportation

Bus and train

Directions

Taxi

Lodging

Money

Eating

Bars

Shopping

Driving

Authority

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